Older fans will certainly remember the term ‘Typical City’. Playing for a draw for the final game of the 1995/96 season when you actually need a win to stay in the Premier League. Having a balloon, thrown on the field by your own fans, cause a goal and elimination from the FA Cup. Scoring 104 goals and concede 100 goals in the 1957/58, beating third place Spurs 5-1 at home and then losing by the same score away.
Us older fans thought it was going to happen yet again a few years ago. Then we had that Aguero moment and the corner was turned somewhat. Situation wise some games we should win, we lose but after years of trying to banish talk of ‘Typical City’ it finally seemed a tag we’d shrugged off.
Monday night though ‘typical City’ was brought up again. This is certainly one we can now embrace as the ‘typical’ this time around is in reference to City’s first goal. That free-flowing almost video game type football that gets played by the Blues is what is now expected.
Quick, precise passing, high energy and high intensity football is now typical for City. Long gone are the days of ‘Balloon-gate’, and we have this kind of football to look forward too for many years to come. At least, that’s the hope.